Butter: Not Such a Slick Murder Weapon
Sicilian couple used butter to suffocate victim
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2011 4:23 AM CST
In the hands of murderous Sicilians, butter will clog more than your arteries.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A sharp-eyed coroner foiled a Sicilian couple's attempt to get off scot-free with the perfect crime. Prosecutors say the couple suffocated the woman's ex-husband with the butter, which they apparently believed would melt afterward, Corriere della Sera reports. The pair, who claimed the victim had collapsed and died after arriving at their house drunk, were arrested after traces of butter were found in his airways.

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Feb 9, 2011 8:59 AM CST
"They were arrested after traces of butter were found in his airways." Maybe he was the kind of fast eater that just inhaled his food...
Feb 8, 2011 1:28 PM CST
When an omelet would have sufficed
Feb 8, 2011 10:44 AM CST
With murder by butter there is too much margarine for error.